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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2013 11:05am (Jul 15th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha I love how proud he was to show it off!! :smile: Kasper once rolled in a rotten birds' egg, man that stunk...it was one of the very few times I've had to bath him...

    CC we're moving to Morecambe, about 2 hours away from hencam HQ.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2013 11:22am (Jul 15th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Proof that Staffies are vicious killers :tooth:

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    Look at that snaaarl!

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    This is where Kasper sits when I'm on the computer - under my chair :smile:

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    "Hello ugly!" :laugh:

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2013 2:41pm (Jul 15th 2013)
     
    Ooo, by the seaside! Got yer bucket & spade ready then? Send us a stick of rock...:):face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 16th, 2013 6:27pm (Jul 16th 2013)
     
    Posted By: Redwe're moving to Morecambe, about 2 hours away from hencam HQ


    When are you going to move, Red. Do you already have a place down there to move into?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 16th, 2013 6:31pm (Jul 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnW
    Posted By: Redwe're moving to Morecambe, about 2 hours away from hencam HQ


    When are you going to move, Red. Do you already have a place down there to move into?


    We're moving early next month. Yes we have a cottage to move into, right on the sea front...it's very close to a games' shop for Lyle and a second hand book shop for me, I'll be in heaven! :bigsmile:
    Some candyfloss as well CC?? :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 16th, 2013 7:03pm (Jul 16th 2013)
     
    I had to Google "candyfloss"..in Canada and USA, it's cotton candy. Sometimes I get a bit confused what you are talking about.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 16th, 2013 7:34pm (Jul 16th 2013)
     
    I love the differences there are in the same language!

    It'll be lovely to live by the sea. I think you're very brave to move again - I think anyone who makes a big change in their life is (I'm such a safe option stick in the mud!).. I'm sure I remember you saying a long time ago that you'd like to live nearer Lyle's parents and the sea. Is it a case of the opportunity has come up so you're grabbing it? I think the dogs will love it - in and out the sea and legging it down the beach! And tell Kasper they have rabbits in Morecombe to!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2013 4:50pm (Jul 17th 2013)
     
    ...and that's a big fat yes to the candyfloss, Red! Ta! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2013 10:00pm (Jul 17th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnWI had to Google "candyfloss"..in Canada and USA, it's cotton candy. Sometimes I get a bit confused what you are talking about.


    I love finding out all the differences in languages. I've heard candyfloss called cotton candy before, but mostly it's called candyfloss here :smile:

    Kate, yup, I've always wanted to live by the sea so we just thought we'd go for it! I hope Kasper can get used to the walks there, and it'd be great if they both enjoyed the sea. Neither of them has seen it before, Kasper has been to the beach once, but the tide was out so all he saw was sand...he did love the dead fish he found though!! :tooth:

    Posted By: chief chicken...and that's a big fat yes to the candyfloss, Red! Ta! :D


    Haha I'll see what I can find! ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2013 10:06pm (Jul 17th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We had a joyous walk with Zoey this morning! Firstly she found ANOTHER DEAD SHEW!! That's three she's found now, and yes they're all shrews?! So she had to pick that up in her mouth and fling it around a little before rolling on it... :laugh:

    THEN, walking down a really narrow footpath, she did a poo right in the middle of the path, and STOOD in it before I could pick it up! She then walked all over Lyle's shoe and covered it in little poo prints, aaagh! :ack2:

    So yes, simply delightful...

    Here she is destroying an old shoe of mine :)

    Oh, and all Zoey and Kasper's loot too!! (well, most of it, apart from the collars they are wearing, Zoey's two harnesses and Kasper's harness that hang by the front door, and the 4 leads there!!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2013 5:25pm (Jul 18th 2013)
     
    Good God, they have a better wardrobe than I do! :)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2013 6:26pm (Jul 18th 2013)
     
    In UK we don't often use the word candy.
    Up in the North of England here, specifically Yorkshire, "sweets" ie., chocolate and boiled sugar type confections, we call "spice". Which is very confusing to outsiders!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2013 7:43pm (Jul 18th 2013)
     
    They'll make a great pair on the beach - Kasper can find the dead fish and Zoey can roll on it!,,:beaker::scared::rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2013 6:19pm (Jul 20th 2013)
     
    Posted By: ollie in UKIn UK we don't often use the word candy.
    Up in the North of England here, specifically Yorkshire, "sweets" ie., chocolate and boiled sugar type confections, we call "spice". Which is very confusing to outsiders!


    Yes, I spend a lot of time looking in Google to find out what ya'll are talking about.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2013 6:23pm (Jul 20th 2013)
     
    Posted By: KatebThey'll make a great pair on the beach - Kasper can find the dead fish and Zoey can roll on it


    :rollonfloorlaughing:
    Kate, thanks for making my morning, I laughed till I had tears rolling down my face.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 6:59pm (Jul 22nd 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenGood God, they have a better wardrobe than I do!<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-smile.png" />


    And me CC!


    Posted By: KatebThey'll make a great pair on the beach - Kasper can find the dead fish and Zoey can roll on it!


    Haha it's a shame they don't get walked together isn't it!!

    We are all enjoying the cooler weather over here...Zoey got mild heatstroke a few days ago and was sick once as soon as we got home. That was with taking her out in the morning and making sure she had a drink the whole walk, too! So as of now whenever the weather is despicably warm we will be walking Zoey even earlier before the sun has any chance to heat up...I can't wait to move and have a sea breeze on hot days!!

    I'm currently looking for a new tag for Kasper, although probably won't order until we move...here are some of my favourites though!

    This one is adorable


    This one is very cute too!


    He needs a new collar as well; Zoey chewed all the design of his last one so now Kasper's having to wear a scruffy old one...he is abused isn't he! :tooth:

    I still want to get him this collar in blue
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:06pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I love looking at collars for the pups...I've just seen about a dozen I'd love to get for Zoey, but seeing as she got a leather one a few weeks ago, I'll have to leave it a while ;)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:08pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     
    I really like that blue one, Red..he'd look darling in it.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:23pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He would wouldn't he! :)

    I'll tell Lyle he has to let me buy it after we move now because I have another vote for it! :tooth:

    Here are a few I'd like for Zoey too...I can dream... :smile:

    This one's really nice and vibrant, but at 1.5 inch wide it's probably too much for such a dinky girl!




    It's weird that I like to dress Zoey up in pink (well, not currently, but usually!) because I am the biggest tomboy ever. I've never been a fan of the colour pink, but I want to make Zoey look as pink as possible!! :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:28pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     
    I love the one with the Owls!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:31pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think that's my favourite too ;)

    Ah, if only I had more money to spend the dogs would be wearing a new collar every day of the week! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 7:47pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     
    People assume staffies are male so it's natural to want to make her look girlie. Those tags are lovely! You find some fantastic things on the interwebby thing!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2013 11:42pm (Jul 22nd 2013)
     
    Yes the owly one! Fab...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2013 3:44pm (Jul 23rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think it's because she's my first female dog too - she needs to look pretty! :rolling:
    I'm definitely getting the owl collar next :)

    Zoey is fab at leg weaves these days, she can do three in a row with no reward. She also doesn't need a verbal cue or a hand signal, it's really incredible. She's super smart...I say this whilst she is sat on the couch barking and howling at flies in the living room!! :rolling:

    Kasper is lying on the floor very calmly, wondering what all the fuss is about :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2013 6:33pm (Jul 24th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Had a terrible walk...copied from another forum:

    On our evening walk we bumped into some people walking four very cute 16 week old puppies and both parents. The people were very chavvy but all was going well, Zoey was loving saying hi to all the dogs etc.

    A man came to say hi to Zoey and I told them we don't let her say hi to people as she jumps up. He came to say hi anyway and said it was fine Then when Zoey jumped up he grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and collar, held her in a sitting position and every time she tried to jump up shook her and yelled, "give up!" at her :(

    My bf had her on-lead and said "let's go" to Zoey and we walked away with her but I was almost in tears it was horrible :sad: We already have one rescue dog scared of men due to abuse, I'm hoping the experience didn't shake Zoey up too much. After it happened we praised and treated everytime she walked past a man...is there any other training I can do?

    I'm gonna do some training holding / restraining her with her collar so she sees that as a positive thing, and will continue to praise every time she sees a man. I'm also having my dad come over to see her to see how she reacts to a practical stranger.

    I just feel like the worst owner in the world for not protecting her :(
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2013 6:16pm (Jul 25th 2013)
     
    OMG, Red what a horrible experience for poor little Zoey, that guy had no right to even touch your dog, let a lone abuse her like that..grrr.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2013 7:43pm (Jul 25th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnWOMG, Red what a horrible experience for poor little Zoey, that guy had no right to even touch your dog, let a lone abuse her like that..grrr.


    Ugh I know it was absolutely horrible...I was so annoyed with myself for freezing up and not knowing what to do - I'll be prepared next time that's for sure... :sad:

    Here are some pics of the poor baby who has been thoroughly spoilt since, nothing more than she deserves. Look at them both settling on the couch like goodduns!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2013 7:45pm (Jul 25th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And here is Kasper wearing a scarf my mum bought for me hahaha! And chewing some bones :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2013 7:49pm (Jul 25th 2013)
     
    You did what you could-you told him you didn't let her meet strangers but he obviously had a "better than you" mentality and was trying to make a point which he did ... That he's an idiot and you are right about who and she meets when. Short of assaulting him all you could do was take the opportunity to remove her from the situation without making a big thing of it. Had she been aware of your concern and stress it might have caused an adverse future reaction, but you've dealt with it and rewarded etc.

    Don't chastise yourself, you are a fantastic owner!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2013 8:30pm (Jul 26th 2013)
     
    What IS it with people who think they can discipline other peoples' animals???? Never mind, Red; Kate's right, you did the right thing and kept calm. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2013 8:41pm (Jul 26th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you Kate and CC :)

    Posted By: chief chickenWhat IS it with people who think they can discipline other peoples' animals????


    I have no idea, but I am sick of it...

    This is a puppy who has never so much as been shouted at as we raise her with positive reinforcement...being grabbed and yelled at must have been a horrible experience for her. As of now I will add being yelled at to her daily training so she can see it as a fun experience...

    Here are some pics from Kasper's walk on the moor:

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    I LOVE this pic of him running, well, flying!!

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    He's definitely the most handsome dog around

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2013 9:07pm (Jul 26th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I forgot to post these pics, and this one here is my favourite pic of Zoey...SNARLY FACE ZOEY!!

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    Goofy Zoey hahahaha

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    Doing leave it with some treats

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    Watching some flies in the living room...later she barked, jumped and howled at them!!

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    Sleepy Zoey

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    And, another favourite, HUGE ZOEY!!!

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    :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2013 9:59pm (Jul 26th 2013)
     
    I love the last one and her watching the flies. So cute!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2013 4:04pm (Jul 27th 2013)
     
    When she's posing on the tuffet thing, she looks like Nipper, the HMV dog! Pretty girl - and she knows it! I love the pic of Kaspar flying!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 28th, 2013 6:55am (Jul 28th 2013)
     
    Lovely pics as always Red. Speaking of candy floss earlier..........here we call it fairy floss so there you go another difference.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2013 5:56am (Jul 30th 2013)
     
    JULIE!!! Great to see you again. I hope you are feeling better. Fairy Floss.. interesting how it's called so many different names, in different places.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2013 1:09pm (Jul 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Fairy floss is much better than candyfloss! :)

    Thanks Kate :smile: And CC she totally does :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2013 7:33pm (Jul 30th 2013)
     
    ...but candy floss is much better than dental floss.:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 31st, 2013 1:08pm (Jul 31st 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha I am so stoked right now, Zoey has excelled in her last few training sessions. After not training with her in quite a while as she knows the basics, I decided to move onto some fun advanced tricks...here is the blog with the videos :smile: :

    http://scarlybobs.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/traing-pupdate/
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 31st, 2013 7:11pm (Jul 31st 2013)
     
    Isn't she a clever girl? She learns everything you throw at her, it seems!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 1st, 2013 3:51pm (Aug 1st 2013)
     
    For some reason, I couldn't get the videos to play, Red. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2013 12:10am (Aug 2nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenIsn't she a clever girl? She learns everything you throw at her, it seems!


    She's very very intelligent, always surprising me! The hardest thing to deal with is that when she doesn't know what I want her to do, instead of offering random behaviours (which Kasper does) she BITES!!! :rolling:

    So when I was teaching her to touch my leg and she didn't get what I wanted, she started chewing on my foot hahaha OW!


    Posted By: LynnWFor some reason, I couldn't get the videos to play, Red.<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-sad.png" />


    Oh no, sorry Lynn!

    I'll add the links here in case that helps :smile:

    dancing trick


    other paw


    waving


    :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 5:56am (Aug 4th 2013)
     
    This time I could get the videos to play, Reds, thanks for fixing the links.
    Zoey is such a bright girl and you are doing an excellent job of training her. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 3:34pm (Aug 4th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you Lynn :)

    Well, pretty much the whole house is packed! The dogs haven't been bothered by it at all seeing as Lyle has done 99% of it whilst they are in bed so they haven't been affected. I'm getting more and more worried about the 2 hour car ride up there with both dogs in the car!!! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 10:11pm (Aug 4th 2013)
     
    Will you be off-line for a while Red? I'm sure the dogs will be fascinated by the journey. They're well trained, and feel safe and secure with you, plus 2 hours isn't that long really! I assume the new place is furnished?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 11:51pm (Aug 4th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah we'll probably be off-line from anywhere between two weeks and a month, boo! And the house is unfurnished, but as we have all our own furniture that's no problem :smile: And Kasper is impeccable in the car, but this time he's gonna be in the boot so I don't know how he'll cope with that, and as for Zoey...she's never been in a car for longer than 15 minutes before so that could be interesting for such a livewire!! Picture the below behaviour (2nd video) but in a car!!!

    Here are some more Zoey videos, the first is her doing leg weaves :bigsmile:



    And the second is her going bat-crazy over our friend :rolling:

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 6th, 2013 9:45pm (Aug 6th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Just popping in to say goodbye for a while, as I probably won't have chance to post again before the big move! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2013 6:34pm (Aug 7th 2013)
     
    Good luck, chicken; hope it all goes smoothly! xxxxx
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2013 6:56pm (Aug 7th 2013) edited
     
    Looking forward to hearing about and seeing your new home.
    "Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside"
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2013 10:49pm (Aug 7th 2013)
     
    It's going to lonely around here without you, Red. I hope you can get the internet going sooner rather than later:face-sad: I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your new home.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2013 5:41pm (Aug 8th 2013)
     
    Good luck with the move - see you back here soon! (Bet the first posts are the dogs on the beach. Can't wait!)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2013 8:11pm (Aug 10th 2013)
     
    Shhhh, Red’s away.
    Are we in mourning? Do we need black arm bands?
    We always go so quiet when Red is off line….
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2013 3:27pm (Aug 11th 2013)
     
    I know; but I spect people are away on hols as well. I commute to my holiday, two weeks stone carving, but it's all over now. Back to work! :(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2013 3:58pm (Aug 11th 2013)
     
    You must be an expert carver - been doing it for a few years now!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2013 2:30pm (Aug 12th 2013)
     
    Love it; had a commission to do this year, a cremation stone. Scary doing commissions - doesn't seem so pressured when it's a stone I'm carving for a friend.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2013 6:40pm (Aug 12th 2013)
     
    I bet - one mis-spelling and its all over! Must be very satisfying though.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2013 6:59pm (Aug 12th 2013)
     
    CC, I wish you knew how to post pictures, I'd love to see your carving projects.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2013 2:55pm (Aug 13th 2013)
     
    Well, the one I did for Milly is on Hencam's Twitter thing, I believe!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2013 6:36pm (Aug 13th 2013)
     
    I probably posted the one you did for me for Joey's grave too, but I can't find it. When the rain stops I'll take another and post it.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 3:08pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hallo everyone!

    We finally have internet, yay!

    We're all happily settled in the new house, which is lovely. It only took the dogs a few days to treat it like home, and Zoey has been running around trying to pull up the carpets, get the wallpaper off the walls and other very helpful things :rolling:

    The dogs were superb on the drive up from Yorkshire. Kasper was in the boot all on his own, and he curled and slept the entire drive. Zoey stayed awake for the journey but wasn't a nuisance at all, other than trying to climb into the front to say hi to Lyle's mum a few times!!

    The house is in a beautiful location just a few seconds' walk to the beach, and BOTH dogs are really enjoying their walks, Kasper especially, surprisingly! They both hunt along the beach, searching for dead crabs which they quickly gobble up (ew!). Kasper adores chasing the seagulls and will run miles out when the tide's out after them. He's also more than happy to swim out into the sea to reach them. The first time Zoey saw the sea she tried to play with the waves and barked at them!

    I (obviously) have lots of pictures to share, which I'll upload in dribs and drabs...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 4:45pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Back! We pootled out for a walk along the beach and made a sand castle then popped into the amusements with our friend who's staying this week :smile:

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    Kasper checking out the boats!

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    I love taking my camera to the beach!

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    Kasper chasing all the seagulls!!!

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    Hahahahaha shaking himself off after getting hideously muddy :smile:

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    Trying to look handsome after the last shot :P

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    A beautiful view

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 5:06pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And a few normal pics of the pooches, here is a naked (as in she's not wearing a collar haha) pic of Zoey in one of her favourite spots

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    And Kasper showing off his tushie-pegs!

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    This is Zoey's hiding spot, and here she is looking very miserable, because she knew we were about to put her harness on. She still detests having her harness on, although loves being out on walks!

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    Kasper trying some of the dried tripe, which they both really enjoyed. He also got a lamb's trotter the other day too, which lasted him ages!

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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 6:51pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     
    Loved the pictures of the dogs on the beach, what a beautiful place you have moved to!!!
    I had to google "lamb's trotter"..never had heard of it. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 8:54pm (Aug 30th 2013) edited
     
    Zoey on the windowsill is very cute!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 9:12pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebZoey on the windowsill is very cute!

    Ha, yes, she sure knows how to look cute, which is a good job with the amount of trouble she gets herself into!!

    Thanks Lynn, I'll have to get a photo of the sunset at sometime over the bay, it's such an awesome sight. Kasper really enjoyed the lamb's trotter and it lasted him ages so, as long as he isn't sick, at 99p I'll deffo be buying that again.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2013 7:52pm (Sep 6th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I want to share pics of the house and some new babies but I can't because my camera battery has died and we've lost the charger in the move, it'll turn up at some point but for now I'm camera-less booo!

    I have got one pic of Ruby to share though so here she is

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    Already accepting strokes. She's just a baby, about the size of a mouse despite being a Syrian hamster! She's totally goofy and loves to hang upside-down from the bars of her cage.

    Cassie, my other newbie, an adoptee, is fully grown and huuuge! She's a Syrian too and has tamed up very nicely. It took a while (about 3 weeks so not too bad) but now she loves being held and stroked :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 7th, 2013 6:24pm (Sep 7th 2013)
     
    Isn't she pretty...look at her little nose! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 8th, 2013 12:35pm (Sep 8th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She's beautiful, and so so tiny! She's an absolute nibbler though and enjoys tasting fingers!! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 8th, 2013 5:38pm (Sep 8th 2013)
     
    That's brave; your finger is as big as she is!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2013 4:22pm (Sep 9th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ha! I think Ruby sees my fingers as grub, which is a shame as they're attached to me = ow!

    Wish I could share pics of my Georgie girl. She's a 7 week old smooth coated crested guinea pig, all black. I've been after a long-haired guinea pig for ages (Peruvian preferably) but Georgie was an accidental litter and was dumped, and she was the last girl, and everybody knows I can't resist a sob story...so I now have a smooth haired piggle and two Abyssinian girls! :smile:

    Lazlo is being such a bully, which is funny as she's the most cowardly piggy I know...I don't know how she managed to become top piggie!! Poor Georgie is looking so lost and just following the other two, despite being shouted at for it. I'm sure she'll settle in soon :smile:

    I've hit the pet limit again now; no more pets!

    I'm counting Georgie as a (very) early birthday pressie though!

    Zoey and Kasper are both fine, although Zoey's hating this wet weather. I'm still getting used to people moving their dogs away from her because she's a Staffie, although it still really annoys me. Both dogs seem to have gotten used to not drinking sea water now, and are still enjoying their walks. I'm teaching Zoey a new trick where she runs to the footstool and sits on it no matter where it is in the living room. I've only just started though so she doesn't understand quite yet!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2013 5:02pm (Sep 9th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I got a photo of Georgie on Lyle's phone, let's see if this works :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2013 7:55pm (Sep 9th 2013)
     
    She's a real cutie! Has lovely shiny fur b the look of it. You are such a sucker!, :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2013 8:55pm (Sep 9th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She's gorgeous, although doesn't half tell me off when I pick her up!! Who could resist her though?! She was so dinky and in need of love! She hasn't been handled so is very skittish, but I'm sure she'll get used to cuddles in no time.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2013 2:24am (Sep 10th 2013)
     
    Isn't she shiny; have you been polishing her? :) How long will it take you to get her used to being handled, do you think?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2013 4:02pm (Sep 10th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well guinea pigs aren't the bravest of creatures haha! But hopefully in a few weeks she'll stop being quite so terrified when I pick her up...having said that Lazlo is still very nervy when being handled. And of course all three are a nightmare to catch!

    Lyle found my camera's battery charger, huzzah! I'll have proper pics of all pets up in no time! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2013 6:53pm (Sep 10th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hurray for Lyle :woohoo:

    Here are some piccy pics from my camera...we'll start with probably the most boring. Eric Barnaby, who I've had for about 7 years now, has had a major haircut as Zoey kept chomping on his leaves, so I gave him a bob cut!

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    And here is Cassie, our new Syrian girl...I think she's a young adult

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    Zoey was following me around the room trying to sit in front of the camera so I obliged and took a quick photo of her :clap:

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    And finally our little tiny girl Ruby!

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2013 11:14pm (Sep 10th 2013)
     
    Cassie's ears are beautiful!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 11th, 2013 6:55am (Sep 11th 2013)
     
    Zoey is such a cute little ham..Cassie and Ruby are such dear little critters.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 11th, 2013 10:43pm (Sep 11th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Kate and Lynn :)

    Cassie is a real sweetheart, and she has lovely long fur behind her ears!!

    Zoey has been a nightmare today...collecting things that aren't hers, whining loudly over nothing, shredding any objects she finds...sometimes it sucks having a teenage puppy! :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2013 5:28pm (Sep 12th 2013)
     
    Your dad might say that it's Karma! :rolling:
    I loved Zoey posing for the camera - she's a proper little madam, isn't she?! What does she make of the piggles and Cassie and Ruby?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2013 11:44pm (Sep 12th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh she finds them all VERY exciting! If the piggles make a noise as they squabble she leaps up, races over and jumps up, putting her paws on the table, desperate to see inside! Sometimes I lift her up so she can say hi (haven't subjected Georgie to this yet though!) and she goes crazy wagging her tail and "talking" to them!!!

    Cassie and Ruby are generally ignored, unless she happens to see one of them move when she's bored, and then she runs over and barks at them! She has always been more interested in the piggles and, oddly, used to be fascinated by the budgies, although is less so now.

    This is a photo of her at the old house saying hi to the piggles...she loves to wait until one of them is having a drink at the water bottle and then pounce at them, laughing cruelly as they run away squeaking!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 13th, 2013 6:12pm (Sep 13th 2013)
     
    I suppose it's all right if they don't react to Zoey, then she'll lose interest! I'm having trouble with Roger the rabbit who has discovered the joys of Chicken Chasing. Sinead just pecks Roger, but Locky rushes away in a v. satisfying cloud of feathers and squawking. The back garden is like the M25 some mornings with Roger and Locky rushing round and round and round...I've had to deploy the washing up liquid bottle full of water to stop Roger's antics.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 13th, 2013 10:20pm (Sep 13th 2013)
     
    Is the water punishment working?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2013 5:41pm (Sep 14th 2013)
     
    Only if I'm around to the the crime perpetrated...we got home tonight to hear a huge kerfuffle going on in the garden. But by the time I got in the house and out into the back garden, Locky was looking outraged and all fluffed up, and Roger was the other side of the garden quietly eating a dead leaf and looking as though butter wouldn't melt...!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2013 7:17pm (Sep 14th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha as long as there are places Locky can go (on top of hutches etc) to get away from Roger rabbit I wouldn't be too worried...Locky'll get used to it :smile:

    Zoey got trapped in the curtains today and couldn't get out...I was calling her name and there was just a bulge moving on the other side of the curtains, looking for the exit, it was hilarious! Then I snapped this adorable photo :heart:

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 15th, 2013 2:53pm (Sep 15th 2013)
     
    You won't remember Morecambe and Wise, but Eric Morecambe used to flail around behind the curtains looking for his way in or out a lot! Youtube it...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2013 1:40pm (Sep 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We walk past the Eric Morecambe statue all the time! Hadn't heard of him before we moved here :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2013 4:44pm (Sep 16th 2013)
     
    REALLY??????????? Good God, Neil, did you not bring her up proper???:D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2013 6:52pm (Sep 16th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nope :P :)

    Kasper typed:
    n,,,.#ú jkl.90000000000000000000000000000000000

    I had a puppy photo shoot today. Both dogs did really well. They sat next to each other beautifully, with no fidgeting or squabbling, just sat there until I was finished! And of course after every photo they got a treat...the only problem was that Kasper kept closing his eyes whenever I was close because of the flash!! :P

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    Squinty boy :P

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    I adore this photo of Zoey but it made me realise she's totally lost her puppy look :sad:

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    I was posting some old photos of her on another forum, from when she was just a baby...naw, she was so cute :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2013 8:34pm (Sep 16th 2013)
     
    I was about to ask if she is really a puppy still! How old is she now?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2013 9:46pm (Sep 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She'll be 11 months old in two days' time. I can't wait for her first birthday! :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2013 2:47pm (Sep 17th 2013)
     
    The time seems to have flown by; I'm getting old! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2013 6:55pm (Sep 17th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha me too :)

    Pretty soon we'll have had her for a year - now that's weird! I still remember bringing her home wrapped in a blanket, introducing her to Kasper who despised her haha, feeling exhausted with all the toilet breaks and naughty puppy antics...aww bless her :smile:

    She said hello to our new next door neighbours today and didn't jump up (too) madly and there was only minimal biting involved - hurray! They seemed to like her anyway!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2013 7:14pm (Sep 17th 2013)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenThe time seems to have flown by; I'm getting old!<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-smile.png" />


    I'm going to be 66 yrs. old in a week or so, CC. Talk about feeling old..and yeah..where DID the time go.:face-crying:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2013 7:50pm (Sep 17th 2013)
     
    I remember watching Logan's Run when was about 14, and 30 seemed a perfectly reasonable age to euthanise people. Then, all of a sudden, I was way past that age myself! Time flies when you're having fun they say, but I can't remember much fun so far.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 1:37pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Bought girlie's first birthday present today, a huge piece of antler for her! Also buying her this weird block of wood / root that's a safe dog chew toy; saw it in the pet shop today and have never seen anything like it before, think she'll love it!

    It looked like this:

    http://www.ecodogcompany.com/index.php/component/virtuemart/natural-dog-treats/dental-chews-for-dogs/anco-roots-detail?Itemid=0
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 5:35pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     
    Odd! Looks like a burr from a tree...what country do they originate from? I'm sure she'll love it!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 6:15pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     
    Looks interesting, Red. Let us know how she likes it, I'll see if I can find some over here for our big outside dog.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 7:39pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think it's part of the root, but I have no idea where they come from CC. Will ask the pet shop keeper if she knows when we go to buy one :smile:

    Lynn, will do! Although it's not her birthday for another month but I love to start shopping early!! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 5:14pm (Sep 20th 2013)
     
    Make sure you haven't got cream carpets, Red; and it says they can make the dogs' teeth red too! I'd still like to know where they're from, but it says it's a secret!